Inflammatory Foods Play Role in Migraines

Migraine headaches in humans have been documented for 6,000 years; the condition is complex and often chronic. Today, migraine is the third most prevalent disease in the world and the second leading cause of disability, affecting up to one billion people worldwide, following depression.

A challenge in migraine research lies in its complex multifactorial pathogenesis; headaches may result from genetic, endocrine, metabolic, and/or environmental factors. But while the exact pathophysiology of migraine remains unclear, there is evidence that inflammation plays a role, and food has been identified as a triggering factor.

To learn more about what foods trigger migraines and why, click on the link to this informative and well written article by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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